In Search of a New Dream

Iris in Bloom, KPIn September, everything will change.  My youngest child will leave home.  All of the constraints on my life are lifting.  I no longer need to stay in Hamilton to provide my children with continuity.  My husband has a job that can be done from anywhere in the country.  The contract that I am currently doing could be done from anywhere in Canada.   This is a time of new beginnings for me.  I am in search of a new dream.  So, I have been doing some soul-searching; trying to decide what I really want at this stage in my life; trying to identify the essence of my wanting.  I am trying to be clear within myself so I can ask the Universe for guidance.  This is what I got.

A Buddy:  I want a buddy who lives nearby; someone with whom I can share a cup of tea; someone who will join me for a walk, a bike ride or a trip to the fitness club; someone I can laugh with; someone to share the up and downs of daily life.

Family:  I want to be close enough to my kids (who are 19 and 22) that they can home for dinner on occasion and call me when they need support.

Work:  I want to do work that uses my skills, talents and experience.  I want a job that is challenging; where I have the opportunity to use my creativity to bring about changes that are good for the community.

Community: I want to feel that I aPurple Flowersm part of a community. I want to work with a team of people who are working towards a common goal; people who support each other; people who celebrate one another’s accomplishments.

Home:  I want to live somewhere that feels safe; somewhere that is quiet and peaceful; in a building that is beautiful but simple; in a place where I can walk and ride a bicycle; in a place with access to nature.

Self:  I want to time and space in my life to take care of my Self; to eat healthy foods; to build physical activity and meditation into my daily life.

Pleasure:  I want more pleasure in my life; less time working; more time in beautiful places that feed my soul; more time with caring friends who fill my heart.

What about you?  What’s on your list??

About kp

I am a woman and a mother, a sister and a wife. I have called myself a socialist and a feminist, an environmentalist and an activist, a pagan and an atheist. But, at this stage in my life, none of these labels feel right. I am searching; trying to find an inner calm; trying to make peace with life's disappointments; trying to answer the big questions in my own small life.
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15 Responses to In Search of a New Dream

  1. Deliberately Delicious says:

    What a thoughtful list, Kim. It seems like such a great way to begin the visioning for the next stage of your life. I feel fortunate to live in a place that is beautiful and peaceful, where I have community and friendship close at hand, and where my children have good friends and good schools nearby.

  2. Kavita Joshi says:

    thats quiet a good list with most of the aspects covered. I like how you have thought about various things that are important in life and have tried to create a dream with all of these..good luck dear…for me I think I want to travel and live the dream..and getting a job in travel industry would be great ..other than that I have a bucketlist for this year as mentioned in my blog ( and I am doing most of the things from it which makes my life more full :)

  3. Sounds like a recipe for happiness, Kim :) I could probably benefit from a list. If I had one, I would probably say…I want to relocate to a place where the sun shines, and bring into my life people and projects that give the same…

  4. I guess Kim I am lucky in that My children now live close by, I enjoy my job, which I now get to pick and choose my shifts being a relief, and yet still I pick some long ones LOL… I am lucky I get to choose how I spend my leisure time, Buddies, well I have my hubby,…

    Its good that you are thinking of YOU, its time, we Mums spend most of our lives at others beck and calls, it will be good to please yourself and tick some of your own boxes for a change Kim…. Keep Manifesting! :-) xxxx

    • kp says:

      Thanks for taking the time to drop by…I am always so impressed by the time you take to read the posts of all of your readers, even though you have so many. You really are the “virtual” shaman; offering healing words and spiritual guidance to friends spread around the world!!

      • Awww Kim, that is one of the nicest compliments I could ever hope to receive, Thank you SO much dear friend. I try to read as many as I can, I fail miserably some times as time runs away with me, and my email Box of updated posts grows ever longer..

        Big smiles as my smile grows ever wider for having dropped in to read your own lovely posts about Life and our thoughts and Dreams, after all, that is what is at the heart of us all,
        Have a brilliant Day
        Love Sue xox

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